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2021-2022 Housing Action Illinois VISTA Leader
 
 
 
Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition of more than 140 organizations dedicated to protecting and expanding the availability of quality affordable housing throughout Illinois. The great majority of our member organizations are nonprofit direct-service providers who provide shelter, affordable housing, and/or housing counseling to low-income households. We bring everyone together to work toward an Illinois where everyone has a stable, good home. Our AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders collaborate with staff to manage and enhance the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network which places 30 AmeriCorps VISTA Members and 30+ Summer Associates in diverse projects at our member organizations. Every Leader carries out certain duties related to promoting leadership, professional development, and collaboration among the AmeriCorps VISTA Members and Summer Associates through mentoring, training, troubleshooting, mediating, and creating resources. In the upcoming year, there will be many special projects to work on as we look to refine our systems and communications regarding our impact and how to recruit more of the best candidates for our positions. That’s why we are looking for two Leaders that will focus on improving our processes: one will focus on internal communications and programming to enhance the experience for current positions in service, and the second will focus on enhancing our external communications and strategies to recruit the next cohort. Our ideal candidate has served in Illinois before, and knows how to show up, try new things, work as a team, and step up to lead. Prior experience in supervising a team from a distance, coordinating events, and digital marketing and recruitment campaigns are a plus. IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION: Leaders must have successfully completed at least one term of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or one traditional term of service as a Peace Corps volunteer.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will: (1) Facilitate and coordinate orientations and trainings for new VISTA Members, and the close of service process for current VISTA Members. (2) Coordinate and improve the administrative aspects of Housing Action's AmeriCorps Network in order to ensure effective communication exists among all the current Members and supervisors and a support network for the Members. (3) Recruit and screen prospective Members and hosting organizations. (4) Based on your strengths and interests, take leadership on special projects related internal communications and programming to enhance the experience for current positions in service OR enhancing our external communications and strategies to recruit the next cohort.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Counseling ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Program
2021-2022 Housing Action Illinois VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2021  To  07/31/2021 

Contact Willie Heineke
67 E Madison St
Chicago   IL   60603
3128543324
willie@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84941


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